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Join us for The Indian River Summefest

The Indian River Summerfest is a Pure North Family Celebration that takes place the fourth week of each July. With a Lobsterfest, Family Beach Bash, Entertainment Tent, Craft Show, and more, there is something to entertain everyone in the family! The Indian River Summerfest 2017 is Wednesday, July 19 through Sunday July 23, 2017 in Indian River, Michigan.


The Main Stage and Tent are located in Marina Park near the confluence of the Little Sturgeon River and The Indian River which is part of the Inland Waterway. Marina park is accessible by auto from Club Road which is the first road West Burger king and Exit 310 on I75. Turn north on Club Road and the entrance to the park is at the 1st curve. This is also the overflow parking for the Municipal Boat Launch so there is plenty of room for your vehicle and trailers or Motor Homes and RV’s. Marina Park is easily accessible by foot from the main Street  (Old 27 or Straits Highway as it is called) and the Trail Head parking lot just south of the Chamber of Commerce.

Entry to the Entertainment Tent on Friday and Saturday is $5.00 per night.  Saturday’s Sand Drag Race gate fee is $5.   Buy a 2016 Summerfest button for $10 and get into all 3 events! A $5.00 savings.  Buttons will be available at the Entertainment Tent and at the Sand Drag Race.


Indian River Summerfest Schedule of Events

To View, Print or Download the Indian River Summerfest Schedule – click here (convenient Adobe PDF format).

Wednesday 7/19/2017

FOILS Lobsterfest Fundraiser @ Marina Park 6pm-10pm

Free Beach Bash @ DeVoe Beach 5pm-8pm

Beach Bash Events Include:

  • Sand Castle Building Contest
  • Kid’s Paddleboard Relay Race – Teams of 4. Bring your Friends. Paddle Boards supplied by BrassWind Landing.
  • Cardboard Boat Races
  • Hula Hoop Competition
  • Limbo Competition
  • Candy Scramble
  • Face Painting
  • Local Author Reading to Children

Thursday 7/20/2017

Sidewalk Chalk Art at BrassWind Landing. 10am-3pm at 6240 Mack Ave.

Family Fun Night @ Marina Park
– Pizza Contest 4:30pm
– Ice Cream Social 7:00pm
– Rubber Duck Race 6pm
– Fireman’s Water ball Contest 7:30pm
– Fingerprinting 6pm-9pm
– Sumo Wrestling 7pm-9pm

Teen Dance Marina Park – DJ Dan Frazier 8pm-11pm

Friday 7/21/17

36th Annual Craft Show – Downtown 10am-4pm – Interested in a booth for our Annual Summerfest Craft Show? Download the Application click here!

Children’s Games Kid Zone  10am-4pm
Presented by the Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network. Visit NMARN on Facebook – click here.

Game Zone Events:

  • Bounce House
  • Dunk Tank
  • Face Painting
  • Bubble Zone 12pm-4pm

Cruise Night 6pm-8pm

Music at Marina Park – Northern Star Broadcasting 7pm-8pm

Entertainment Tent – Music by the Band Remedee 8pm-11pm. Visit Remedee on Facebook – click here.

Saturday 7/22/2017

Sand Drag Races – Gravel Pit 12pm-5pm

Sand Drag Races Information and Forms (click links below to open PDFs):

Sand Drag Races Awards – Entertainment Tent 6:00pm

Kiwanis Club 5-K & 10-K Foot Race Lumbar Yard 7am (Across from Township Hall and South).
Download 5-K & 10-K race registration forms: 5-K click here. For the 10-K click here. Registration forms are also available at the Indian River Chamber of Commerce and runners can pre-pay there.

36th Annual Craft Show – Downtown 10pm-4pm – Interested in a booth for our Annual Summerfest Craft Show? Download the Application click here!

Northern Michigan Animal Rescue Network Adopt- A- Fest 10am-4pm  – Visit NMARN on FaceBook – click here.

Mud Brothers Of the North ATV & UTV Rides 8am-2pm

Chili Cook – Off Tasting – Downtown 3:00pm

Music at Marina Park – Northern Star Broadcasting 7pm-8pm

Entertainment Tent – Music by the band The Blitz 8pm-11pm. Visit the Blitz on FaceBook – click here.

Sunday 7/23/2017

9th Annual Indian River Kayak Bike Biathlon at DeVoe Beach 8:00AM
You can register online for the Biathlon event through Active by visiting their website – click here.
Find out more information by following The Biathlon on FaceBook – click here.